Acclaimed theatre group set for Glór stage

Acclaimed theatre group set for Glór stage

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Acclaimed Irish theatre company Sunday’s Child are set to bring their award winning production to Clare.

The theatre group performs mental health related works including issues affecting young people which are often swept under the carpet.

The group have won various awards for their work including the NSDF Best Emerging Artist Award 2012, the First Fortnight Award 2014, an Argus Angel Award at the Brighton Fringe 2015 and the Fishamble Award for Best New Writing at the Dublin Fringe 2015 for Overshadowed.

Overshadowed is a moving and insightful piece that aims to provoke compassion and debate around the subject of eating disorders.

Confirming their Ennis date, artistic director of Sunday‘s Child Eva O’Connor said: “We’ve very excited to be bringing this play to Clare.”
The award winning play will be at Glór Theatre on the 14th of October at 8pm.

The story:

Having battled with an eating disorder in her teenaged years, Overshadowed is the culmination of writer and performer Eva O’Connor’s long-seated ambition to create work around the subject.

Eating disorders are sorely misunderstood – much like depression, they are seen to be a personal failing of the sufferer rather than an illness which strikes indiscriminately.

Overshadowed aims to engage young people in a conversation about anorexia and mental health in general, in order to combat the stigma that surrounds these important topics.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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